Chapter

D-Day and After

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0023
D-Day and After

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This chapter focuses on British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) broadcasting during and after D-Day. It discusses the BBC's creation of War Reports, which was first introduced by John Snagge. This programme was essentially personal and informal, and was listened to by an audience of ten to fifteen million in Great Britain and thousands overseas. This chapter also explores the war of words between German and BBC broadcasters and highlights the Ministry of Information of announcement of the official start of VE Day on May 8, 1945.

Keywords: D-Day; War Reports; John Snagge; Ministry of Information; VE Day

Chapter.  15885 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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